UK govt could access and use smart toys to spy on suspects

The UK’s Science and Technology Committee has heard that it is possible for the government to remotely access and use smart toys to spy on suspects.

Tech support scams: 3 steps to conning unsuspecting victims

Tech support scams are “still big business”, ESET’s David Harley has previously said. In this guide we look at how fraudsters dupe their victims into handing over cash, while also corrupting their devices.

Cyber experts ‘in hot demand’

The demand for cyber experts is at a record high, with more firms eager to secure the services of experts to ensure they are safe from attacks. And they’re willing to pay top dollar.

MEPs agree to new EU-wide cybersecurity legislation

MEPs in the European Parliament have agreed on the need for EU-wide cybersecurity legislation, which will establish a common framework for all member states to subscribe to.

Safe, secure online shopping at home and on the go

At home, on the move, on a computer or via a mobile, online shopping habits have changed massively as technology as become more powerful. With Christmas around the corner, we look at some of the key details.

Copyright and social media

ESET’s senior research fellow David Harley explores and discusses the main issues surrounding copyright and social media.

Games with millions of users: How much about it do you really know?

Have you spoke to your kids lately? We bet if you have, then you are all too familiar with what they tend to talk about – video games. While you may still be clueless about the ins and outs, its worth reading up on online gaming, as there are plenty of risks you never knew possible.

Wearables: where’s the security risk?

At a recent conference on “the future of wearables” I was asked to speak about security. I think my presentation surprised some people because I didn’t focus on the security of wearable devices themselves. This article summarizes what I said, with a link to my slides and some free resources you might find helpful. For

Gary McKinnon reveals detail on NASA data breach and ‘extraterrestrial life’

In an recent interview, IT expert Gary McKinnon candidly revealed detail on his NASA data breach and finding documents on ‘extraterrestrial life’.

Hackers announce WWE’s Jim Ross is dead, after wrestling control of his Twitter account

Leeds United-loving football fans appear to have hacked the Twitter account of WWE legend Jim Ross, and announced his death.

Hacker Buba releases data belonging to customers of a UAE bank

Hacker Buba has released tens of thousands of records belonging to Invest Bank customers online.

The security review: VM machines and security, online banking and VTech data breach

The last seven days in information security have been notable to say the least, with VTech experiencing a major data breach and Google being the subject of a complaint over data gathering practices. Read on for more on both these stories, as well as other highlights of the past week.

GCHQ confirms that it hacks computers without ‘proper warrants’

The UK’s intelligence agency, the GCHQ, has finally admitted that it hacks into computers and other devices.

How parents can assess the suitability of apps for their kids

Confused about being able to assess the suitability of apps for your children? This handy features highlights some of the key things to look out for.

News from the Dorkside: Dorkbot botnet disrupted

Law enforcement agencies from around the globe, aided by Microsoft security researchers, today announced the disruption of one of the most widely distributed malware families – Win32/Dorkbot.

OPM data breach ‘not state-sponsored’ says China

A major data breach at the OPM in June was the result of cybercriminal activity that had nothing to do with state-sponsored cybercrime, China has disclosed.

10 million VTech users now known to have been compromised

Over 10 million users now known to have been affected by VTech data breach, the specialist electronic toys and technology company has revealed.

Virtual machine security – offloading the endpoint

If many endpoints’ traffic pass through the VM host, why not move security there, sort of catch “bad things” before they even enter the endpoint, asks ESET’s Cameron Camp.

Armada Collective launches DDoS attacks against Greek banks

The Armada Collective has launched DDoS attacks against three Greek banks, again demanding ransom in the form of bitcoins.

5 million VTech customers affected by major data breach

VTech announced that its Learning Lodge website was attacked by cybercriminals, affecting up to five million customers.

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